Saturday, March 17, 2012

the good, the bad and the ugly.

good:  thursday afternoon was early dismissal day for davis' school for parent/teacher conferences.  they were supposed to get out at 1:00 p.m.  allison's playschool also dismisses at 1:00 p.m. so i left early and picked allison up at 12:45.  we would get home by 1:00 p.m. and have 5-10 minutes to spare by the time davis walked home.

bad:  davis' school translates 1:00 p.m. to be earlier that 1:00 p.m.  allison and i get stuck behind a wide load transport on the route home.  allison and i pass a school bus 1/4 mile from our house.  i know that walkers are dismissed after the buses pull out.  davis gets home early and we are not there.

good:  davis lets himself in through the garage and closes it behind him.  realizing we are not home, he calls my cell phone and tells me "i'm home."  we are pulling in the neighborhood at 1:03 p.m.

good:  davis receives an excellent report from his teacher.  she recommends that he start reading from 1st grade level books to challenge him a bit more.

bad: mom slips on wet grass on the way home.

ugly:  my ankle snaps and has a bad sprain. waddling around at 37 weeks is hard enough.  now i'm hobbling around on crutches with extra baby weight and one good foot.  zach has to take over chauffer, chef and housekeeping duties.  how is this going to work?

the devil came up from georgia to north carolina to see what we're made of.  over course, any other time would be much better to test us, but i don't have that choice.  so i guess we'll just gear up and give it a go.  round 1 goes to the trogdons for stepping into the ring.

Monday, March 12, 2012

catch me if you can

a little leprechaun has taken over davis' kindergarten classroom!  leaving green footprints and even forgetting to flush in the class bathroom!  miss mathis has charged the class to make leprechaun traps to catch this mischievous creature by the end of the week.

davis worked really hard on his trap.  he researched the internet and picked the best model for his project.

here's what you need to make a leprechaun trap:
1. green object
2. wee ladder
3. trap door
4. lucky charms
we added....
5. rainbows
6. gold

and this is his finished work!